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Ashwin labels this batting sensation left-handed Dhoni

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Rinku Singh has certainly left no stone unturned to cement his place into the T20I team of India. Across 15 games and 11 innings in T20Is, Rinku has scored 356 runs at an average of 89 and a strike rate of over 176 with two half-centuries. He has been making a name for himself as a finisher for the national team. While praising the batter for his heroics against Afghanistan in the third T20I match, another India star Ravichandran Ashwin said that Rinku is a left-handed MS Dhoni.

"He is somebody I'd call a left-handed Dhoni. I can't compare him to Dhoni just yet because Dhoni is too big. But, I am talking about the composure that he brings. He has been consistently scoring buckets of runs for UP and broke his way into the Indian team," Ashwin said on his YouTube channel.

"(Rinku has) showed that he's always available to get to the Indian team out of a tricky situation or finish an innings. The composure doesn't change whether the team is batting first or chasing. His composure towards the back end of the innings is a bonus," he added.